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Let's see some sheet metal shaping

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jhnarial, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. luckythirteenagogo
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    Nice job! Sometimes the little things are the hardest to make.


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  2. rcnut223
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    Spent the afternoon making inner door panels s for my 32

    Someone decide these were not needed- torched em out
    started with a pattern
     

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  3. rcnut223
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    Next I transfer the patterns to sheet metal. Marked and drilled the regulator holes and door remote with 1/8 bit.

    Also made a wood pattern of the raised area on the panel. Taped that to the back side

    Used a rivet set and chisel to trace and chase the pattern into the metal

    Bead roll to make the top relief .

    Next week repair install the panels
     

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  4. big duece
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    Looks good rcnut!
     
  5. HomemadeHardtop57
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    In the process of making a bomber bench seat with custom etched tag for my roadster project. Still in the process, but almost done

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  6. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Made a hole flare die out of some wood and a cut down trailer hitch ball for the seat pieces

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  7. BarryA
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    Made a quick Model A dash panel.
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  8. willymakeit
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  9. JimSibley
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    Coolest thread ever!!!!


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  10. Marty Strode
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    I am building a motorized bicycle and wanted to build a gas tank that resembled something on a vintage "Speedway Bike". It might be a little OT, but it is metal shaping and welding on aluminum, and this will be my transportation at Bonneville next year. The material is .063 thickness and 3003 alloy. I regret not getting a pic of the tank roller dies and the bead roller, that is how I turned the edges on the sides and main shell of the tank. The Tig filler rod used was 1100 series, it seems to file and sand quite well. IMG_5030.JPG IMG_4998.JPG IMG_5001.JPG IMG_5022.JPG IMG_5024.JPG IMG_5025.JPG IMG_5034.JPG IMG_5033.JPG
     
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  11. dusterdave173
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    Insane Tallent Here in this Thread!!
    I am a poor Rookie!! Never shaped anything but...I did make the cowl for my new Front Engine Dragster--bent it over a drive shfat that was stuck in the vise and just kept "coaxing" it until....
    You guys are amazing!
     

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  12. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Yup Marty, I did the same thing and also added a faux "oil tank" and some chain guards. But yours is nicer and blends well with your frame.
     

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  13. Marty Strode
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    I built a Bonneville car for a friend of mine this year. The final touch was an air intake scoop. Here again I used .063 - 3003 aluminum, plenty of pics. IMG_4534.JPG IMG_4539.JPG IMG_4540_1.JPG IMG_4542.JPG IMG_4548.JPG
     

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  14. Marty Strode
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    Here is the completed product. IMG_4549.JPG IMG_4549.JPG IMG_4550.JPG
     
  15. Marty Strode
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    I was just kiddin ya ! I had a little computer problem. IMG_4551_1.JPG IMG_4555.JPG IMG_4556.JPG IMG_4558.JPG IMG_4559_1.JPG
     
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  16. Marty Strode
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    Frenchtown, that's a cool bike. Thought you might want to see the tank mounted on the bike. IMG_5163.JPG
     
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  17. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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  18. pitman
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    Gorgeous work! Thanks for showing the steps and rolled edges!
     
  19. Marty Strode
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    Dave, That Dragster cowl looks great ! I sorta cheat when it comes to forming cowls and panels. IMG_4203.JPG IMG_4204.JPG
     
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  20. BillWallace
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    very nice work. Your tutorioal is great.
     
  21. Dang, you guys are good!
     
  22. Marty Strode
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    This is a simple cowl steering bubble I did a while back, you will notice that I got too aggressive when burning off the carbon, during the annealing process. My thinking, was that I was trying to learn this stuff, so I tried to save it. I could have made a hammer form to control the shape, but I pounded it on a bag, and shaped it with a cheap planishing hammer. More pics to follow. IMG_1675.JPG IMG_1676.JPG IMG_1677.JPG IMG_1681.JPG IMG_1683.JPG IMG_1685.JPG
     
  23. Marty Strode
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    Part 2, more pounding, grinding, trimming and installation. The hood, along with the scoop, and bulges to clear the blown 4 banger Dodge, were quite a learning experience for me. IMG_1686.JPG IMG_1688.JPG IMG_1689.JPG IMG_1690.JPG IMG_1692.JPG IMG_1762.JPG
     
  24. BangBam
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    Great work. Came out real good.


    One truck, one welder, endless possibilities!
     
  25. bjinatj
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    Well my children start back to school tomorrow from their Christmas vacation. I figured I'd get the creative juices going early and start them off on the right foot today. Education should start an home anyway..


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  26. MoparFinman
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    Now that's just awesome !!! teaching your girls how to build things. Shaping metal is a art!
    Are they building a peddle like car?
     
  27. MoparFinman
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    by the way bjinatj what steering box did you use?
     
  28. Marty Strode
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    Here is another part out of .063, 3003 aluminum. It's a belt drive cover for my motorbike, however if you lay it flat, it could be an air cleaner for multiple carbs. Simple steps, make a pattern of the outline, and roll a 4" wide band to fit the shape. Run both parts through the tank roller die, followed by a pass with the 1/2" bead, for stiffness. IMG_5262.JPG IMG_5263.JPG IMG_5265.JPG IMG_5267.JPG IMG_5267.JPG IMG_5269.JPG
     
  29. Marty Strode
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    More steps, check for perimeter fitness. Add a couple of dimples, using an old headlight swivel base and the ball on a vice handle. Weld it up and grind to finish. Now I have to build an air cleaner for the tri-power on my 40 Ford pickup. IMG_5270.JPG IMG_5271.JPG IMG_5273.JPG IMG_5274.JPG IMG_5276.JPG
     

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